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Israel-Palestine

Changing the status quo: what directions for Palestinians?
Israel & Palestine_Rusty Stewart_(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Khalil Shikaki 29 May 2016
As they approach the 50th anniversary of the Israeli occupation, and twenty-three years after the signing o... more  

Syria

Russia’s policy in the Middle East imperilled by the Syrian intervention
Russian Sukhoi Su-25 at Latakia (2) by Mil.ru CC BY 4.0 via Commons - httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwikiFile Pavel K. Baev 27 November 2015
The military intervention launched by Russia in Syria in September 2015 has altered the character of this p... more  

Egypt

Trapped outside politics: Egyptian independent unions’ democratising dilemma
Egyptian workers mach to Shura Council on May Day 2013 by Gigi Ibrahim with CC licence from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/gigiibrahim/8719325837/in/photolist-ehuPN6-ehACEU-ehuESe-ehAtkm-ehuTqc-ehAyMY-ehuKUR-ehAAxE-ehAFb5-5RdRHz-5hw79G-5hwguC-5hwVW5-axhnAh-5hrGhX-5hwbxo-5hwmfs-6iyMJC-6iuFdP-5hufCM-5hwxJ3-9icwNv-7QQzTt-7Y1Sd5-9hUgtg-9hUeMR-6uiMHf-6uiKzj-9icL8D-kiPm9T-9hXiMA-9hXeCY-9hUbNK-6ueLxi-4XqbDz-4Xuj47-4XtMVB-4Xq7Kn-7VP8Ko-7Yo65S-7XY4A8-6uj21U-6uiZTq-6uiW99-6ueJNP-6ueNtV-6ueLFR-6ueRY6-6ueSoK-8RubeH Kristian Takvam Kindt 17 July 2014
Currently the independent trade union movement is one of the most active forces in Egyptian civil society.... more  

The Gulf

The current situation in Yemen: causes and consequences
yemen by sylho_with CC licence from Flickr CC BY-SA https://www.flickr.com/photos/sylhoo/4024433745/in/photolist-78CgWH Noel Brehony 4 November 2015
The war in Yemen reflects the failure of the 2011 transition deal to end the influence of the powerful patr... more  

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